Why are Strokes on the Rise among Youthful Adults?

A stroke is a brain attack. It happens due to problems with the blood supply to the brain. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of the oxygen and glucose required to live, begin to die. A stroke is a medical emergency, and treatment should be pursued as quickly as possible. If not caught early, permanent brain damage or death can result.

Stroke is usually considered an older person’s disease, but the rate of strokes among young people is rising sharply. According to multiple studies, several young people have a higher risk of strokes nowadays than ever before due to increase in obesity, high cholesterol, and higher blood pressure.

What type of Stroke?

The stroke that has and will most affect young people is the ischemic stroke that results due to a blockage that cuts off blood supply to the brain

Reasons behind such Strokes?

Related Risks

Related risks such as Diabetes and Hyper tension are resulting in higher strokes in young adults; therefore, such risk factors need to be identified and controlled at a young age.


Young adults that have been habituated to drugs such as Cocaine, Tobacco, and Marijuana have a higher risk of strokes.


Young adults that have higher stress levels due to family or work and poor intake of food leading to obesity have an advanced risk of strokes.

Delayed Healthcare

Delayed health care for adults in rural areas or underdeveloped suburbs results in deferred diagnosis that increases the risk of strokes.

Family History

If a close relative (parent, grandparent, brother or sister) has had a stroke, your risk to have a stroke is likely to be higher

What should you tell your Patients?

Eat vitamin rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, do not smoke drugs, keep a track of blood pressure, and visit the doctor regularly are suggestions doctors should provide their patients.